Traditional Jewish Medicine
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Traditional Jewish Medicine?
When Dr. Frischman started Chinese medical school in 2000, he asked: “There is homeopathic medicine, allopathic medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, etc. Where is Jewish Medicine?” That question took him on a search for the Torah’s outlook on medicine and health. From numerous Torah sources, Dr. Frischman has identified Thirteen Principles of Jewish Medicine, which he uses to guide his practice, and which he teaches to his patients and students.
Dr. Yehuda Frischman DAOM, L.Ac. received his master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from Dongguk Royal University in Los Angeles and his DAOM from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica. In treating medical conditions, Dr. Frischman treats his patients in a holistic manner- taking into account the biochemical, bio-mechanical, and bio-electric aspects of the patient, and treating accordingly. Dr. Frischman has been treating people, not diseases, since 2004.
Dr. Frischman uses a variety of tools to help restore patients to balance and good health. He makes use of many modalities, depending on the patient’s needs, some of which include:
Dr. Frischman maintains that food should be the first line treatment. He uses Chinese dietetic therapy combined with his personal experiences & observations made while practicing for over 20 years, to prescribe a balanced & individualized diet to each of his patients. He takes into account the energetic profiles of foods, as well as the patient’s individualized response to testing for food sensitivities, to create optimal dietary recommendations. Nutrition coaches on staff help patients incorporate changes into their lives in a practical and sustainable way.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on technique, that seeks to determine the causes of pain and dysfunction, and encourages the body’s self-correcting properties. The therapy utilizes the craniosacral system, which involves the membranes and fluids surrounding and protecting the brain and spinal cord.
Therapeutically using a soft touch, the practitioner is able to facilitate the release of restrictions to the craniosacral system and improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body’s natural immunity and healing processes, CST is an effective tool to prevent illness, and to bolster resistance to disease.
Dr. Frischman, a licensed acupuncurist, uses acupuncture to help restore patients to balance by addressing the root cause of disease. Acupuncture involves a practitioner strategically inserting very fine needles into specific points of the body, which helps to regulate the flow of the body’s Qi and blood which traverses the channels and vessels throughout the body. Therapeutically, acupuncture opens up blockages to relieve stagnation of Qi and blood; which then eliminates pain, accelerates healing, elevates mood, strengthens the body’s immune function, and bio-electrically promotes movement, connectivity and balance.
Dr. Frischman uses Chinese Herbal Medicinal Formulae to treat bio-chemical imbalances in the body. They are made up of a sophisticated hierarchy of often as many as 20 or more ingredients, that address primary and secondary medical issues, eliminate potential side effects of single herbs, and treat physical as well as emotional disorders. Herbal formulas contain ingredients with different flavors, properties and temperatures; and are selected by Dr. Frischman according to the individual patient’s constitution and differential diagnosis, in order to direct treatment to specific regions, channels or organs of the body.
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